Productivity Activities
Last updated Jul 9, 2024

Mark Email as Read/Unread


Marks the specified mail message or invite as Read or Unread. Should be used for the currently selected Outlook email or invite, or in a For Each Email activity when iterating through Gmail, or Outlook emails. This activity must be added inside a Use Outlook 365, Use Gmail, or Use Desktop Outlook App activity.

Configuring the Activity

In the Body of the Activity
  • Email - Click Plus docs image on the right side of the field and then, from the menu, select the mail to mark. When the activity is inside a For Each Email activity, select CurrentMail to indicate the current mail in the iteration. When automating the Outlook desktop app, you can also select Selected Mail to use the message that is selected in Outlook when the project is executed. Alternatively, you can select Open in Advanced Editor and enter a VB expression.
  • Mark as - Indicate how to mark the email by selecting an option from the drop-down menu - Read (the default selection) or Unread.
Properties Panel


  • DisplayName - The name displayed for the activity in the Designer panel.


  • See the options in the body of the activity.


  • Private - If selected, the values of variables and arguments are no longer logged at Verbose level.
  • Configuring the Activity

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